Avoiding FCCU Emergency shutdowns

There have been circumstances where catalyst losses have been very severe and a shutdown was imminent. However, it is very unusual for the cause of an immediate/emergency shutdown to be cyclone damage due to normal “wear-and-tear.” The normal “wear-and-tear” damage can usually be observed, monitored, and anticipated well in advance by operations and technical personnel, thus avoiding an emergency outage; a good monitoring program will allow operations and technical personnel to work with planning and scheduling to plan an outage as the damage and losses become unsustainable. The rapid and … Continue reading Avoiding FCCU Emergency shutdowns